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The date when shops can start refusing your old £1 coins

The deadline for spending your old £1 coins is fast approaching with shops soon able to refuse to accept them.

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Last year's Queen of Galloway Molly Dalrymple was crowned by Galloway MSP Finlay Carson

One-day Galloway Pageant for 2017

The Galloway Pageant has been reduced to a one-day fun day this year, due to a lack of volunteers willing to help.

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Did you know flying a kite could get you into trouble with the law?

The top 40 ‘small laws’ Brits break every year

The average Brit commits 32 different ‘crimes’ every year - including not paying for supermarket carrier bags, parking on the payment and pocketing incorrect change.

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Nostalgia - From ‘La Manche’ to ‘The Minch’

Nostalgia - From ‘La Manche’ to ‘The Minch’

There is something to be said for the familiarity of a word that, its usage becomes so commonplace that its origin is never called into question.

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100 reasons to celebrate!

100 reasons to celebrate!

It was a day to remember for the Macleod family this week, as they got together to celebrate a very special birthday.

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The Tamagotchi - Japanese for 'cute little egg' - was hugely popular in the Nineties. PIcture: TSPL

20 of the biggest Scottish school playground crazes

Pogs, slap bracelets and of course, Tamagotchis. We’ve looked out 20 of the most popular playground fads from the last 50-60 years.

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A group shot of Lewis Pipe Band after they became European Champions.

Lewis Pipe Band gets help to attend comp

Lewis Pipe Band have been given £1,000 by community wind farm charity Point and Sandwick Trust to help keep them in the championship game.

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New way for talented Island musicians to make their mark

New way for talented Island musicians to make their mark

Wee Studio from the Outer Hebrides has joined forces with Black Bay Studio and An Lanntair, the major music venue on the Isle of Lewis, to launch their new project, ‘Hebridean Sessions’.

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Ever popular Ceòlas is a sell-out

Ever popular Ceòlas is a sell-out

After the superb 2016 summer school, it was hard to think this year’s Ceòlas celebrations in South Uist could be matched – it was.

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Blocks in the attic - are you sitting under a hidden Lego fortune?

Blocks in the attic - are you sitting under a hidden Lego fortune?

Could your kids be playing with a hidden fortune? According to new data, households across the UK could contain more than £50 million worth of highly-collectable LEGO.

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Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Parents beware - the average child will utter their first ‘I’m bored …’ just TEN DAYS into the summer holidays.

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The Harris Guides stayed dry on the raft they built at Regional Camp, until they decided to leap off!

Lewis and Harris Guides enjoy camp fun

Thirty members of Girlguiding from Lewis and Harris have just returned from four fun-packed days at the Black Isle showground, Muir of Ord.

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The Screen Machine is a popular visitor to remote Scottish communities.

Screen Machine motors on around Scotland and is more popular than ever before

Screen Machine, Scotland’s mobile cinema, has carried out its second major piece of customer research in two years. The new research revealed that admissions for June 2017 are up 76% on June 2016 admissions.

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Stornoway RNLI Open Day and Family 5K Fundraiser

Stornoway RNLI Open Day and Family 5K Fundraiser

Stornoway RNLI and the Stornoway Lifeboat Ladies Guild are delighted to invite everyone to come and enjoy the fun at the Lifeboat Station’s annual Open Day and Family 5K Fundraiser, held on HebCelt Saturday, July 22nd.

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The 'Fearless Five' were still in high spirits with one more summit to go in their Magnificent Seven challenge.

Fearless five master magnificent seven

Five fearless friends from the Isle of Lewis have taken fundraising to a new height with their latest challenge.

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Back in the land of ‘cooncil telly’

Back in the land of ‘cooncil telly’

Say it loud, say it proud, I got cooncil telly.

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Caroline Hunt, who is trying to find a new location to create a museum to house her 350 accordion collection.

Collector’s search for a museum to be home to her 350 accordions

A collector is looking for a new home in Stornoway for her much-loved accordions.

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Beeb’s call for budding Masterchefs

Beeb’s call for budding Masterchefs

The BBC is on the lookout for the next amateur MasterChef champion.

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PICTURES: Midge Biters Rally 2017

PICTURES: Midge Biters Rally 2017

As charity events go, the Midge Biters Rally was one impossible to miss.

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Ceolas Summer School

Ceolas Summer School

Ceolas organisers have hailed 2017 as the best yet.

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